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February 26, 2013
As Campus and Young Adult Ministers we are, in a way, professional (or volunteer) mentors and accompaniers. But where do we go for mentorship and accompaniment ourselves? The Provincial Coordinators for Campus Ministry and the newly formed Young Adult Ministry Council, in addition to being advisory bodies to the churchwide staff and advocates for our ministries, are available to you as resources...
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October 11, 2012
The 2013-2015 budget passed by General Convention this summer contains some major shifts in funding for Young Adult and Campus Ministries. (We invite you to follow along with that budget on page 15 of this document) First of all, the funding for both young adult and campus ministries (previously two distinct budget headings) have been combined with Youth Ministries, Children’s Ministries,...
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October 11, 2012
I had heard that General Convention was difficult – if not impossible – to describe to someone who had not attended. I never realized how true that was until I attended a General Convention for myself. Being at General Convention 2012 with the Young Adult Festival was one of the most memorable experiences I’ve had. It was wonderful to get to meet so many other active young...
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October 4, 2011
After spending a year as a Young Adult Service Corps volunteer teaching Xhosa children in Grahamstown, South Africa, Travis Shields, 23, has decided to change the course of his life. Rather than pursue a Ph.D. in medical physics, he's decided to study medicine with the hope of one day again serving in a missionary capacity, he said. Shields was one of 12 YASC volunteers, each recently...
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July 6, 2011
Offering Native American youth opportunities "that help change lives" and keeping them safe are among the ambitious goals Brandon Martinez has set as the new director of the Hózhóní Youth Center in Holbrook, Arizona. At 20, he is the first Native American hired to oversee the center, and the first Native youth to be hired in a full-time role in the Diocese of...
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February 25, 2011
Young adult Episcopalians of color will have an opportunity to explore their call to ministry at a weekend retreat, "Why Serve 2011: A Vocational Discernment Conference for Young Adults of Color," according to a release from the Episcopal Church's public affairs office. The retreat will take place June 2 - 6 at the School of Theology, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. The...
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November 16, 2010
"You are witnesses of these things" -- Luke 24:48 I am proud to be a witness of the ecumenical movement and to have been a witness of the events at the Centennial Ecumenical Gathering and General Assembly of the National Council of Churches and Church World Service, and their young adult gathering this past week in New Orleans. I was one of two Episcopal young adult attendees to have...
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February 8, 2010
Growing up, Michael Haslett learned a simple creed of human rights: "You're equal. You should be safe. You should be happy. If you want to go to school, you go to school." "But that's not true everywhere in the world," he recently told the congregation at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Morristown, New Jersey. Half a world away, Haslett is working to change that...